Get ready for an onslaught of new tech at CES in Las Vegas
At the beginning of January the entire whathifi.com team will heading for the bright lights of Las Vegas to bring you live coverage from the biggest consumer electronics show on the planet.
We'll be there with our sister site Stuff.tv blogging live from all the major press conferences, bringing you daily news of all the latest technical innovations and video reports from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Centre.
Just to whet your appetite, here are some of the highlights to look out for:
Sony will unveil its new products for 2009, and magazine editor Richard Melville will be on the spot to bring you all the info. Expect a new range of Walkmans, Blu-ray players, new AV amps, speakers and headphones.
We'll have one of our top reporters at the Samsung press launch, where we hope to see lots of new TVs, home cinema systems and possibly the odd Blu-ray player or two.
Sharp, Toshiba and Panasonic all have their press conferences on the same day, so we'll be dashing around like mad things. As ever, they'll no doubt be vying to show us the world's largest TV. Will anyone beat the previous record of a 103in plasma?
OLED technology is bound to feature on a number of stands, and this will be the year when prototype 3D TVs make their debut, as we reported yesterday.
The Blu-ray Disc Association will give us an update on all things high-def, Meridian Audio will take the wraps off its latest developments and NXT is expected to demo some new flat speaker products, including TVs and iPod docks.
Editor-in-Chief Clare Newsome is lining up an exclusive interview with Dolby to discuss all things surround sound, and deputy editor Dom Dawes will be covering the hot news from Vita Audio.
Elsewhere at the show, Blaupunkt will launch the world's first in-car internet radio, in partnership with miRoamer. And Audio-Technika will unveil its 2009 headphone line-up, including a range designed specifically for women.
Mobile TV products are expected to feature prominently at CES, as will wi-fi and web technology. Aerielle Inc will demo its i2i Stream, a device that allows you to stream HD-quality audio wirelessly from any audio device, including iPods, PCs or gaming consoles to the headphones or speakers of your choice.
All this and much, much more will make January a tech-fest for us all. So if you want to keep your finger on the pulse of all things TV, hi-fi and home cinema, you'll find all the news worth reporting here on whathifi.com.
Pictures courtesy of the Las Vegas News Bureau.